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Is it possible to whirl a bucket of water fast enough in a vertical circle so that the water won't fall out at the top? If the distance from your shoulder to the bottom of the bucket is 0.77 m and the water has a mass of 5.05 kg, what is the minimum speed to whirl the pail?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

The answer is yes, but to find Vmin?

I know r = .77m, m = 5.05kg (although shouldn't I have been given the bucket mass also?), so i was thinking

Fnet = -Fg + Ft = mV^2/r

but how do i find Ft, or is there no Ft? explain

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# Homework Help: Water Bucket problem

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